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Buying new SCUBAPRO, G260 or S620ti?

Discussion in 'Regulators' started by SlyStrat, Apr 3, 2021.

  1. buddhasummer

    buddhasummer Bat sh.t crazy ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Nanny State
    11,912
    4,497
    I had a crush on it for a while but in the end no love was found. G250V till I die.
     
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  2. buddhasummer

    buddhasummer Bat sh.t crazy ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Nanny State
    11,912
    4,497
    Or change my mind again...
     
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  3. SlyStrat

    SlyStrat Registered

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Ohio
    50
    22
    I took it today. The owner said $35 labor plus $22 for G260 kit with poppet. Thats for all 3 stages. Dont know about balance chamber yet.
     
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  4. buddhasummer

    buddhasummer Bat sh.t crazy ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Nanny State
    11,912
    4,497
    That's a nice price for the kit but within the range I would expect. Interested in cost of B/C and spring.
     
  5. shurite7

    shurite7 Dive Shop

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: In transit
    1,165
    590
    The G250V is a nice reg. Mine were sold after getting the G260.

    I’ve serviced several of the D series second stages and used to have the Mk20UL/D400. After going through the course, listening to those who have one, and reading up on the D420 I am rather interested in trying it.
     
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  6. buddhasummer

    buddhasummer Bat sh.t crazy ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Nanny State
    11,912
    4,497
    Can't say I notice any real increase in performance of the G260 over the G250V, granted the micro adjuster gives more control over tuning allowing for a finer touch and the smaller form factor is nice but if someone already owns a G250/V I'd find it hard to recommend one unless they wanted new and had money burning a hole, if they are expecting a noticeable performance increase disappointment may ensue.
     
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  7. buddhasummer

    buddhasummer Bat sh.t crazy ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Nanny State
    11,912
    4,497
    If I was rich and not so OCD I'd have kept the D420, but the G series just feel like "home" to me.
     
  8. buddhasummer

    buddhasummer Bat sh.t crazy ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Nanny State
    11,912
    4,497
    The D400 IMO was a noticeably better performer than the D420, or perhaps I just preferred its breathing characteristics more, much more, felt more natural.
     
  9. rsingler

    rsingler Scuba Instructor, Tinkerer in Brass Staff Member ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Napa, California
    5,405
    6,868
    Others might disagree. :wink:
     
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  10. shurite7

    shurite7 Dive Shop

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: In transit
    1,165
    590
    Well, from a technician point of view, I would prefer to service the D420. At least I don’t have to worry about not tearing the diaphragm cover when removing it or hoping the poppet spring hasn’t worn out.
     

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